City rings in New Year with toxic air

January 1, 2020 | Telegraph India

The city’s air quality varied between “very poor” and “severe” around midnight on December 30, raising concern that January 2020 would be highly polluted. The state pollution control board blamed the spurt in the city’s air pollution on a combination of chill and cloud.

Just after midnight on Tuesday (December 31), five out of the six automatic air pollution measuring stations in the city showed an air quality index (AQI) of 350 to 407 around midnight on December 30...Read more